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Boise River flow increasing today

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Posted at 8:24 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 10:24:18-04

The Bureau of Reclamation will increase the flow from Lucky Peak Dam on the Boise River starting today.
The discharge will increase 500 cubic feet per second both Thursday and Friday, and result in a flow of approximately 2,800 cfs through the city of Boise as measured at the Glenwood Bridge gauging station, according to a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation news release.

The water will continue to be fast and cold. The Bureau of Reclamation urges everyone to stay out of the water and use caution when recreating near the river.

Officials said the increase in flow will provide additional water for salmon migration in the lower Snake and Columbia Rivers in accordance with NOAA Fisheries' 2008 Upper Snake Biological Opinion, under the Endangered Species Act.